Gilbert Fastenaekens - In Silence
Botanique is thrilled to be showcasing the career of one of our greatest contemporary photographers in the first retrospective exhibition of his work.
Since his Nocturnes series, which propelled him onto the art scene in the early 1980s, Gilbert Fastenaekens has been developing a photographic eye that is both radical and poetic.
With the first Nocturnes, a series of urban locations photographed at night, Gilbert Fastenaekens laid the foundations of an aesthetic which is now at the heart of his uniqueness. Somewhere between documentary and artistic photography, he combines a pared-down formal vocabulary and an almost romantic sensibility. Akin to the pioneers of topographic photography, in which we include Robert Adams, Gilbert Fastenaekens has developed an in-depth study of the city and, more broadly, of the landscape and its mutations. Read more...
Take a playful and creative look at the concept of landscape, refresh your viewpoint of the town, question the changes in the urban fabric… The angles for study and exploration related to this exhibition are numerous. Please click here to download the education pack and find out more about what we have to offer to schools and organisations!
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